My name is Helen Kidane, and I am the Director of the Eritrean Women's Community Center in Tel Aviv.
I am writing to you today to ask for your support. Our organization, the only place in Israel run by refugee women for refugee women in Israel, is in crisis. In the last three months, an unprecedented number of women, especially single mothers, have come to us for help. At the same time, one of our key donors just informed us that they are no longer able to fund us at the same level.
We want to expand our services, not shut our doors.
Please check out our online fundraising campaign. By donating today, you can ensure that we remain open and able to serve the women and families of our community.
Since opening our doors in 2012, the Eritrean Women's Community Center has become a fixture for refugee women in Israel. Our activities and services include language and computer courses, vocational training, peer groups for adolescent girls, psychosocial support groups, one-on-one counselling, referral services and other enrichment. Overall, we reach about 200 women and their families each month.
Eritrean women in Israel are survivors. We’ve gone through harsh treatment in our home country, sexual abuse and torture in the Sinai desert and a lack of legal status and restricted access to services in Israel.
We have built this organization from the ground up and we are determined to keep going. Please consider donating to keep our dream real, for us and for our children. v Please donate today! Thank you for all of your love and support!